‘Piano Man’ update:

Police aid mysterious ‘Piano Man’ case: “Police have offered to help solve the mystery of the ‘Piano Man’ by examining any new leads that may emerge as a result of a high-profile campaign to identify him.

Nearly 500 people have contacted a helpline over the last 48 hours, giving possible names, but so far none have led to his true identity.” (Scotsman)

Mime Artist Claims to Know ‘Piano Man’: “Many callers have offered information about the mysterious ‘Piano Man,’ including a mime who said he was a fellow street musician, but the hospital patient who loves to play Tchaikovsky has yet to be positively identified, officials said Wednesday.

Michael Camp, the man’s social worker, acknowledged claims by a Polish immigrant in Rome who believes the so-called ‘Piano Man’ is a street musician from France — but he said officials will continue to follow up on more than 600 calls they have received from as far away as Australia and Canada.” (LA Times)